The Associated Press reported today, August 27, that the Army Corps of Engineers has some disturbing news: trouble for New Orleans
if a hurricane hits right now.
Despite aggressive efforts to repair the New Orleans levee system following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, it isn’t clear yet whether it could withstand a hurricane with heavy storm surge this year, the head of the Army Corps of Engineers conceded Saturday.
The Associated Press also reported today, August 27, that federal emergency officials have some cheering news: the levees are just fine
Federal emergency officials claim the New Orleans levee system is ready for another major hurricane, despite the less-optimistic views of other political leaders and engineers. "I think we're in good shape," Don Powell, the Bush administration's coordinator of Gulf Coast rebuilding, said Sunday. "There's no question in my mind, we're ready."